THREE EVENTS IN STIRLING, EDINGBURGH & GLASGOW

11 June, @Scion House;

University of Stirling

13 June, @The Melting Pot;

Edinburgh

19 June, @ Kirkstane House;

The Royal Bank of Scotland

THE FUTURE WORKPLACE

ARE YOU READY?

The future is in our hands, or is it really?

Come and join us at the Architectural Fringe for our short film event in one of the following locations and become a part of the conversation about workplace design evolution, the ways it affects our productivity and some thoughts on what the future might hold.

 

The way we work has significantly changed in the past 100 years and continues to change rapidly.

 

From skyscrapers and cubicle farms the workplace has transformed into a ‘Latte-and-Laptop’ driven culture with rising flexibility and remote working experience.

The ‘anywhere works’ trend allows us to bring our ‘home to work’ and the other way around regularly so the office is increasingly no longer necessary for face-to-face interactions.

The sixty-four thousand dollar question is what is going to happen next? And will the future still be in our hands?

 

Will future workplaces be ‘entirely wireless’? Will they be more like our home or a digital AI factory? Will robots take over our jobs without us even noticing? Are we still, in charge or have we already lost control trapped inside the growing ‘dot-com' Bubble’? Might offices just disappear? Will everyone be able to work remotely and still stay productive?

 

And critically, will our future working lives be better - or more frustrating and miserable?

 

The event is a short film inspired debate panel with architect Hatice Ozhisar, Director and founder of HaticeXInterior and Alena Rogozhkina, Founder of Sonas a behavioural change startup, discussing the evolution of the workplace and the role of people in it.

 

The event will begin with a 30-minute documentary that combines a history of the transformation of office design with behavioural science research on productivity and well-being in the workplace. Industry experts will then share their ideas on how the office might continue to evolve in a provocative panel discussion.

Following that the audience is invited for a Q&A session to share their views, thoughts, hopes and fears! To further ensure a relaxed and informal atmosphere, drinks and nibbles will be provided.

 

The world of work is changing, it's up to current generations to help share the future workplace and ensure it is a sight we want to see.

 

We want to hear YOUR VOICE about the future of the workplace that YOU want to see.

In Real Life is about the extraordinary here and now. It is about the fabric of everyday life, the contradictions it creates, and the opportunities it presents. In a world where the only constant is ‘rapid-change’, how can architecture help us understand and navigate the complexities of modern life?

Back to life, back to reality. So what role can architecture have in this shifting landscape? What is really happening on the ground? How can the visionary integrate with the every-day? There are real problems to be solved all around us, and an imaginative, generous, inclusive architecture can help us realise this - not in a far-off future, but in the places and spaces we occupy today.

A Critique of Everyday Life. Our built environment is the singular condition that unites us all. We share space but too often the design of that space dictates the way it is occupied and selects those who get to share it. Architects dream of a return to affecting public life, extolling the virtues of civic space, civic buildings and shared infrastructure. But in real life people also learn, work, socialise, date, create and play online. If we are to believe that our lived experiences are increasingly seen from inside our own ‘filter bubbles’ how should we design for shared experiences, or for places that can embrace plurality and diversity? In the era of fake news, are we equally guilty of creating architectural façades?

THE FUTURE WORKPLACE EVENT VENUES

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